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New Year, Big Cheer!

Happy new year and welcome to 2021! We hope you had a joyful and restful Christmas break and now the university has restarted, you are hopefully refreshed (both as teachers and learners) and ready to get back into the swing of things: Teaching Studying Exams Feedback Between November and December Read more…

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Teaching Toolkit – Blogs, Wikis and Group Work

Welcome to the final blog post in the series for the Teachers Toolkit for Engagement. Until now, we have covered eight other activities to engage students in active-learning. These will assist teachers with active-teaching. These include: Engagement Summarizing Content recall Using index cards Problem-based learning Role play Student presentations Think-pair-share Read more…

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Teaching Toolkit – Summarizing

This is the second post in the series of Teacher Toolkit for Engagement. Today we look at using summarizing as a task for use in-class or online. Our previous post looked at Passive Lectures and Engagement and as discussed, passive lectures do have their place. Passive lectures should be complemented Read more…

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Izzy Whizzy, let’s get Quizzy!

Hello, it’s Monday again and time for another blog! Over the summer, we have been covering different aspects of getting ready for teaching in September 2020. We have previously looked at the following: Live-teaching (synchronous) using MS Teams and Zoom Breakout rooms in Zoom and Channels in MS Teams Recording Read more…

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MS Teams – Top Tips

Yesterday, DigiKnow posted two blogs on Teaching at a Distance – MS Teams and Recording Lectures in PowerPoint. Teaching and meetings at a distance are made easier using MS Teams (via Office 365). Here’s a few tips to help teachers and staff using MS Teams. Be sensible Teachers – take Read more…